Ryanair Announces New London Stansted Route to Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

2010-08-16   |  Ryanair.com

The world’s largest low-cost airline, the Irish company Ryanair, has announced the launch of a new route from London Stansted to Plovdiv.

“Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second largest city with a rich and varied history dating back 8,000 years. Plovdiv makes a great city break destination and is also within easy access of the ski resorts of Bansko and Pamporovo.” said a Ryanair spokes person

According to the marketing manager of Ryanair, Laszlo Tamas, the new London Stansted-Plovdiv airline will draw about 30 000 passengers annually, whose number could go up to 200 000 by 2013.

The first flight for new route will take place on November 2, 2010 and will be twice weekly.

Tamas said in the future Ryanair will increase the number of flights to Plovdiv, and will also consider opening routes from Bulgaria to Spain and Italy, where there are large numbers of Bulgarian immigrants.

Plovdiv Airport, which was renovated in 2009 at a cost of BGN 45 M, will prepare for meeting the Ryanair requirements in the coming months.

One-way Ryanair fares for Plovdiv will start from GBP 32.99 including taxes.
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